Re: When to plant Iris Siberica, Platycodon and Aquilegia?

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Posted by Newt on May 18, 2003 at 11:44:58:

In Reply to: When to plant Iris Siberica, Platycodon and Aquilegia? posted by Mia on May 17, 2003 at 11:40:03:

: I bought these bulbs a few weeks ago and I'm wondering when they should be planted. My location is Connecticut, which has rather warm weather now (May). Also, these flowers are perennials, right?


Hi Mia,
Yes, you can plant now. Platycodon and aquilegia aren't bulbs, they're herbaceous perennials. Siberian iris are rhizomes. Do add organic material to the planting beds like compost and mix in. The aquilegia will seed around, but it isn't invasive and easy to pull out. The new seedlings often look like little clover plants. Since you are saying 'bulbs' I'm thinking you didn't buy mature plants but something with no top growth. If that is so, it may take 2 or 3 years before you see flowers.

Hope this is what you are looking for.
Newt

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